Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, June 18, 2021


Happy Friday! Today is Day 5 of Savannah Guthrie’s hosting stint; through 4 days, $81,301 has been donated to the Bowery Mission. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Fiction) for Friday, June 18, 2021 (Season 37, Game 190):

In a 1915 story by this European, a woman finds a corpse & says, “It’s gone and croaked — just lying there, dead as a doornail!”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Elaine Filadelfo, a data researcher from Washington D.C.
Elaine Filadelfo on Jeopardy!
Trenton Woodley, a law student & freelance politico from Memphis, Tennessee
Trenton Woodley on Jeopardy!
Emily White, a public relations specialist from Wilmington, Delaware (1-day total: $28,600)
Emily White on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Emily put up a very strong performance yesterday in her first game, netting $7,000 on Daily Doubles. If she can keep making good use of the Daily Doubles, she’ll be well-positioned to take a second victory.

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Correct response: Who is Franz Kafka?


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The passage comes from Franz Kafka’s iconic work The Metamorphosis, where Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to find himself transformed—metamorphosed—into a giant insect.


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Scores going into Final:
Elaine $16,200
Emily $10,800
Trenton $6,800


Tonight’s results:
Trenton $6,800 – $3,201 = $3,599 (Who is ?)
Emily $10,800 + $10,700 = $21,500 (Who is Kafka?) (2-day total: $50,100)
Elaine $16,200 – $5,401 = $10,799 (Who is Agatha Christie?)


Emily White, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 18, 2021 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Emily $7,400
Elaine $3,800
Trenton $3,400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) AGE $800 (clue #15)
Emily 2600 +2600 (Trenton 800 Elaine 1400)
2) A TALE OF 2 GEORGIAS $1600 (clue #20)
Trenton 1800 +1800 (Emily 13400 Elaine 13000)
3) BIBLICAL ART $1600 (clue #29, $2000 left on board)
Emily 13800 -5000 (Trenton 6800 Elaine 16200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 154


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 192 (1.01 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Emily $14,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Elaine $16,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 1 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Trenton $6,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 7 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,800
Lach Trash: $6,600 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,600

Emily White, career statistics:
43 correct, 4 incorrect
5/6 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
30.70% in first on buzzer (35/114)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,600)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,200

Trenton Woodley, career statistics:
14 correct, 8 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,800)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,600

Elaine Filadelfo, career statistics:
17 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,200

Emily White, to win:
3 games: 51.367%
4: 26.386%
5: 13.554%
6: 6.962%
7: 3.576%
Avg. streak: 3.056 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Through 5 days, $105,801 has been donated to the Bowery Mission. $1,800,777 has been donated to all charities.
  • Once again, it had no bearing on the game’s ultimate outcome, but the guest hosts really need to remember to remind the contestants that they can bet up to the maximum value of the clue on the board when they have less than that amount.

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14 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, June 18, 2021"

  1. My guess…all three will say Agatha Christie…

    • I thought Dickens just because in an earlier work he had referred to Jacob Marley as being dead as a doornail.

    • Since the recap is up now, I can say one out of three ain’t bad. 🙂

  2. It’s a famous work, but if you are not familiar with it, this one will be hard to deduce. I guessed Arthur Conan Doyle thinking it might have come from one of his later stories. The word story in the clue made me think it wasn’t a full novel.

    • Debbie Stover | June 18, 2021 at 12:39 pm |

      Metamorphosis is a story, not a full novel. Some of Kafka’s stories were remarkably brief — only a few paragraphs or even a few lines long.

  3. Congratulations Emily!

    How long has it been since a contestant won over $50 grand in just 2 days!!!

  4. I’m not crazy about this clue because you can’t tell that it’s a translation. The way it’s presented you might think that’s a direct quote. Maybe a slight change to the category would have helped. Fiction/Lit in Translation maybe.

  5. I was also thinking of agatha Christie as well. Not familiar with this one since I have not touched basis on kafka novels. One out of three ain’t bad. I hope Emily can keep her wins going.

  6. Brad (not Rutter) | June 18, 2021 at 5:03 pm |

    Phew! Emily almost locked herself out with a too high daily double wager, in my opinion. I’ve noticed she seems to get dominated in the pop culture categories, which could be her undoing.

  7. Andy
    Correct me if I’m wrong but I thought you can bet up to $1000 in the jeopardy round and $2000 in double jeopardy regardless of your score and if you are over those amounts up to however much you have.
    Agree when they have less they should be reminded. Can’t say with absolute certainty buy seems Alex always did.

  8. Michael R | June 18, 2021 at 6:59 pm |

    I think it’s clear that if Emily didn’t already have these key bits in her headspace, then she certainly studied the right things for her J! appearance. If you are going to be on Jeopardy, refresh yourself on Lakes, Rivers, and World Capitals. If they had studied properly, all three contestants should’ve gotten the Vaduz – Liechtenstein clue yesterday. Today, once again, these are “go-to” bits that you should hone your memory on during that 6-8 weeks between getting the call and the taping date. You must know your Camus from Sartre, Dostoevsky from Tolstoy, Picasso from Dali, and Kafka from Nietzche. My nightmare scenario would be making the wrong choice in a 50-50 toss-up. Kudos to Emily…hope she keeps going strong.

  9. I beg to differ .. there is no sh sound in Latin .. the correct pronunciation for “ecce” in “ecco homo” is eck-ay not etch-ay. The phrase is in Latin not Italian. The host was wrong in correcting Emily’s pronunciation.

  10. The date seemed a little early for Agatha Christie, plus usually “European” in Final Jeopardy means mainland Europe.

  11. Thomas Gazdayka | June 18, 2021 at 10:25 pm |

    Jeopardy’s last 5 time champion was a 4 time champion…John Focht…way back on February 11th. And here we are in in mid June.

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